- Juan Rene Serrano is the 3rd UVM student to win this national award
- The award was presented to Juan Rene by the President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon, on November 20, 2010-11-23
Another reason to celebrate during UVM's 50th Anniversary was provided by the national recognition earned by UVM student, Juan Rene Serrano, who was awarded the 2010 National Sports Award, by the Ministry of Education through the National Commission for Physical Culture and Sport.
For his accomplishments as an amateur athlete and medal recipient in the recent Central American and Caribbean Games, Juan Rene received the award, which is the highest recognition awarded by the federal government in sports, from President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa during a ceremony on the 20th of November, at the Centennial Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution.
Juan Rene Serrano is a student in the Computer Science program, Campus San Rafael, in excellent academic standing, which is why he also received the Golden Lynx Award for Sports Merit, and why he joined with Aida Roman to light the Olympic cauldron at the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 National Games in the Mexico City region.
UVM extends its congratulations to the young athlete, who this year gave UVM another honor as part of the celebrations of the Fiftieth Anniversary of its Foundation.
Juan René joins three other members of the UVM community who have been honored with this award in the past. Guillermo Perez Sandoval, María del Rosario Espinoza and Jose Luis Onofre, all received the award for their contributions in Taekwondo in 2008.